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 AAPOR 77th Annual Conference May 11-13, 2022

Come Together: Advancing Inclusion and Equity Through Data Collection, Measurement, and Community


Call for Papers, Briefs, Posters, Panels, and Roundtables

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 5, 11:59 p.m. (EST)

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) is thrilled to announce that its 77th Annual Conference will be held in-person at the Sheraton Grand Chicago on Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to come together to participate in the premier forum for the exchange of advances in public opinion and survey research.

The theme for AAPOR’s 77th annual conference is Come Together: Advancing Inclusion and Equity Through Data Collection, Measurement, and Community. We will come together in Chicago to celebrate being reunited in person as an AAPOR community. We will come together to explore what unites us and what makes our AAPOR community diverse and unique. We will come together to showcase how our measurement and research is being refined, repurposed, reimagined, and redesigned to explore issues of justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity among historically underrepresented and underserved populations. We also welcome submissions on topics across public opinion, survey research methods, and social science research related to the 2022 conference tracks.

All presenters are invited to join us in-person in Chicago. We are continuously monitoring the public health situation in Chicago to ensure that it will be safe to hold an in-person conference but as of now, have every intention of meeting in person. We expect that we will need to implement public health measures at the conference to ensure the health and safety of attendees. This may include providing proof of vaccination, masking requirements, and/or COVID tests, but we are still evaluating what those measures will be.

The conference will begin at approximately noon CST on Wednesday, May 11, and conclude after the banquet and awards ceremony on Friday night, May 13. Due to the possibility that COVID-19 may still be active in May, we have condensed the length of the conference to reduce the time that attendees need to be away from home. We have shifted the traditional days of the conference to Wednesday through Friday so that attendees can depart any time on Saturday without missing any conference content. Conference registration includes three days of sessions, learning opportunities, networking, banquets, and more.

The AAPOR Conference Committee seeks abstract submissions for the following:

  • Contributed papers
  • Methodological briefs
  • Poster presentations
  • Contributed panel sessions
  • Affinity group panel sessions (one per affinity group)
  • Professional development roundtables

Proposals should:

  • Address important research questions
  • Increase the knowledge and skills of scholars and industry professionals
  • Promote the development of our profession
  • Showcase methodological rigor

Submissions: The proposal submission form asks for author contact information, title, presentation track, keywords describing the content of the presentation, and an abstract of no more than 300 words. To promote broad conference participation, an individual may not submit more than two proposals as first author, regardless of the proposed format of the submission. A description of the presentation tracks and formats is provided on the AAPOR website.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically by Friday, November 5, 11:59 p.m. (EST). 

Space on the program is limited. There will be some individual submissions that cannot be integrated into a session and will, unfortunately, not be accepted. Authors of individual papers have a greater chance of acceptance if they are also willing to be considered for a methodological brief or poster.

Additional details and instructions for submitting an abstract for the 2022 AAPOR Conference can be found on the AAPOR website.

Notice to Federal Employees: The AAPOR Annual Conference conforms to the OPM definition of a "developmental assignment." It is intended for educational purposes; over three quarters of time scheduled is for planned, organized exchange of information between presenters and audience, thereby qualifying under section 4101 of title 5, United States Code as a training activity. The AAPOR Conference is a collaboration in the scientific community, whose objectives are to provide a training opportunity to attendees; teach the latest methodology and approaches to survey research best practices; make each attendee a better survey researcher, and; maintain and improve professional survey competency.

Inquiries: Questions concerning the AAPOR conference or the proposal submission process should be directed to:

Darby Steiger
AAPOR Conference Chair

Brady West
AAPOR Associate Conference Chair

Melanie Goff
AAPOR Program Director